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A mere machine : the Supreme Court, Congress, and American democracy

Author: Anna L Harvey
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this work, Anna Harvey reports evidence showing that the Supreme Court is in fact extraordinarily deferential to congressional preferences in its constitutional rulings.
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Harvey, Anna L. (Anna Lil), 1966-
Mere machine
(DLC) 2013013064
(OCoLC)836261684
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anna L Harvey
ISBN: 9780300199192 0300199198
OCLC Number: 862746624
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 366 pages)
Contents: The Supreme Court, Congress, and American democracy --
The Supreme Court, the elected branches, and the Constitution --
Estimating the effect of elected branch preferences on Supreme Court judgments --
The puzzle of the two Rehnquist courts --
Explaining the puzzle of the two Rehnquist courts --
Elected branch preferences, public opinion, or socioeconomic trends? --
Restoring the Court's missing docket --
Misreading the Roberts court --
What's so great about independent courts, anyway?
Responsibility: Anna Harvey.

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Textbooks on American government tell us that the Supreme Court is independent from the elected branches, and that independent courts better protect rights than their more deferential counterparts.  Read more...

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"Using innovative analytic techniques, Anna Harvey offers a surprising argument, that the Supreme Court responds to changes in the partisan composition of the House of Representatives. Her extension Read more...

 
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